Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Great Thigh High Debate

Vs. Them
So I have been swooning over thigh high socks for a few seasons because of street style shots like the ones above, but it wasn't until a week or so ago that I finally got a pair. And I will tell you I am full of mixed emotions over the whole deal. Let's make a list to clarify.

*It has been ages since I have taken so long getting ready. I just couldn't figure out what to wear them with: some skirts were too long, my shorts just looked too weird and some things I just couldn't tell.

*I also couldn't decide how to wear them — since I am short mine seemed too long at first but I couldn't figure out the right way to fold them over. Turns out pulling them all the way up is the best idea, because even those that are suffocatingly tight (that could be on the list too!) eventually loosen up and fall down.

*The gray ones I bought from American Apparel reminded me of the socks I used to wear playing soccer. They are so thick — not at all dainty like the ones pictured above — but I didn't really notice until they were out of the package. But in the end, they kept me so warm, so I was thankful for that.

*It seems in order to pull these off you have to have stick legs (examples above). When I stress about my weight, my legs are never the problem area, but yet I still felt the extra tight socks squeezed my thighs in a way that accentuated any fat I had on them. Maybe why I am not actually standing up in any of the pics?

But even with all that fuss, I did like wearing them for more reasons than simply warmth and I am not giving up yet. Maybe it will get easier the second time and one day I will wear them with confidence (once again pictured above). Have you tried thigh highs yet?

Pics via Garance Dore and Mr. Newton


Lydia Beal said...

I wear thigh-high socks! My favorite way to style them is to wear some tights underneath like in the first picture you have. Then I like to wear some tweed, high-waisted shorts. I've been able to find some great thigh-high socks online.

Megan said...

Thanks for the tip.


Bruna Capraro said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)
I think that high socks are great!! They look very charming on girls with long legs, that isn't my case :( I wish they could appear beautifuly on me...

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Sarah Diebel said...

i gave my AA thigh highs to cornelius to keep his legs warm in the NYCs winters. its too hot in LA to wear them, even in winter. but i do have thigh high leather boots that serve me just right.

oomph. said...

i love thigh highs too, but since i'm not too tall, knee highs work better for me. recently did a post on them: